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Gullit: Mourinho Has No Excuses

Former Chelsea manager, Ruud Gullit, has insisted Jose Mourinho has no excuses this season and must win trophies with the Blues.

Gullit believes Mourinho got the players he wanted in the transfer window and now has to prove his credentials after experiencing his first trophyless season at Stamford Bridge.

“Jose is not used to being without trophies,” said the Dutchman, who left the Bridge in 1998 and is now a pundit for Sky Sports.

“He wants to win something and this year it has to happen. With the squad they have, they need to win something.

“That’s what Jose wants and the reason he bought these players. He didn’t have the striker he wanted and now he has it. Now it’s time to produce.

The 51-year-old believes Diego Costa can become Mourinho’s new Didier Drogba, while Cesc Fabregas was also a brilliant signing.

“He wanted a player who could do what Didier Drogba did for him. He was looking for a player with the same style: powerful and strong, with good technique, someone who can hustle the opposition,” Gullit continued.

“Diego Costa is that player. Can he do it in the Premier League? We are going to see.

“Fabregas hustles and works very hard. He makes sure to keep the opposition busy and can score goals.

“Chelsea are stronger and it is a team that could do really well.”

Gullit expects the Blues to do well this season but says it’s difficult to call a Premier League winner after all big teams have improved their squads.

“It would be a surprise if they (Chelsea) did not do well and with the players they have you can play attractive football,” he added.

“The thing is Man City have improved, Manchester United want to do well and Liverpool have bought a lot of players. All the other teams have improved.”

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